Islam has never been more a focus of attention in the United States than in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Hundreds of Web sites offer information about the
religion's beliefs, history and current issues. Since the attacks, many
have posted on their home pages messages to express abhorrence of the
Islamicity: Founded in 1995, this
subscriber-and retail-supported site presents text and streaming video
about events concerning Islam. The extensive site also includes community,
business and travel information as well as scholarly essays. Membership is
not required to access most of its
connection with the documentary "Islam: Empire of Faith," the Public
Broadcasting Service posted information about the origins and beliefs of
the religion, as well as on Islamic
Islamic History Sourcebook: Excerpts from writings about Islam, including
a history of Arabic peoples before the religion was founded. The site is
hosted by Fordham
Chronology: A timeline of events in Islamic history.
Historical maps of areas where Islam was founded and spread.
religion's holy book is presented in its original Arabic and several
Finder: Enter a ZIP code and this site will list nearby mosques and other
religious centers. It also will provide a daily prayer time schedule,
according to the area's position in relation to Mecca, the Muslim holy
Texts and Resources: Scholarly papers and essays about the religion can be
found at this University of Buffalo
Culture and the Medical Arts: An online version of a brochure published to
accompany a 1994 exhibition on discoveries by Arabic scientists of
medieval and earlier times.
Scientists, Mathematicians and Astronomers: A Web page dedicated to
discoveries from the years 700 to 1500.